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Cheesy Broccoli Cornbread

Cheesy Broccoli Cornbread is a great way to sneak extra veggies into a meal. Broccoli and cheese taste so good together and with 1 1/2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese, this recipe really capitalizes on that flavor combination.

Cheesy Broccoli Cornbread

How To Serve

This recipe is so easy and it is made in a 9X13-inch pan so it is great for sharing at picnics or potlucks. Kids will love this recipe and it is simple enough for them to help make. It’s especially good with a bowl of Award Winning Instant Pot Chili .

Cheesy Broccoli Cornbread recipe

Two boxes of cornbread mix are used. You can use Jiffy, but it will be a little on the sweet side. A cup of cottage cheese really keeps the cornbread moist.

Cheesy Broccoli Cornbread

Ingredients

The cornbread mix and cottage cheese get mixed together with a chopped up onion. I like to finely chop it since it doesn’t cook for a real long time.  The remaining ingredients are four eggs, 3/4 melted butter, cheddar cheese, a pinch of cayenne pepper and frozen broccoli that has been thawed. You’ll  want to take a knife to the broccoli and get it finely chopped. Then it blends into the cornbread much better.

About 40 minutes in the oven and this Cheesy Broccoli Cornbread is ready to be eaten.

Storage

Leftovers keep better than cornbread typically does because of the moisture form the broccoli. Be sure to store any leftovers in the refrigerator and you can reheat in the oven or microwave.

Cheesy Broccoli Cornbread

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Cheesy Broccoli Cornbread

Cheesy Broccoli Cornbread

Cheesy Broccoli Cornbread is a great way to sneak extra veggies into a meal. Broccoli and cheese taste so good together and with 1 1/2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese, this recipe really capitalizes on that flavor combination.
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 35 minutes
TOTAL: 45 minutes
SERVINGS: 16

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 2 (8.5-ounce) packages corn bread mix
  • 1 (12-ounce) package frozen chopped broccoli, thawed (I like to chop it up finely)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees and grease a 9X13-inch baking pan.
  • Whisk cottage cheese and eggs in a large bowl until blended well.
  • Whisk in butter.
  • Stir in onion and cayenne.
  • Stir in cornbread mix, broccoli, and 1 cup cheddar.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top.
  • Bake 35 to 40 minutes.
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Breads
Cuisine: Southern

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73 thoughts on “Cheesy Broccoli Cornbread”

  1. I would like to make this for Thanksgiving, but would have to triple the recipe. Would a 9×13 pan still work, or should I get a larger pan?

    1. When I multiply the recipe, I still bake each in a 9×13 pan. It also works well in muffin tins – without the need for liners. They freeze well also. Good luck and enjoy!

  2. i made my own cornmeal mix flour corn meal 2 cups and 1 1/4 cup sugar 1 tbl baking powder. instead of the jiffy . THIS is amazing . i looked up the recipe because my 5 yr old Nephew when i asked him if he liked Broccoli said yes but he loves broccoli bread . something i asked his mom for the recipe but she never heard of it . found out he got some from a neighbor. THANK you its amazing

  3. Callie Young

    I made this, It was really good, I8 Didn’t use any cayenne pepper i don’t do spicy, My cornbread turned out really good, I will be making this again!!!

  4. Shelby Lasley

    This has to be one of the best recipes I’ve made all year. I added a bit more than a pinch of cayenne.. more like half a tablespoon. Soooo freaking good. Thank you for bestowing this recipe!!

    WE ARE NOT WORTHY!!

  5. Raekwondowla

    I added a can of creamed corn, and sautéed fresh broccoli (large crowns), onions, and garlic. Topped off with Parmesan reggiano. A winner 🏆

  6. Good afternoon,

    I was wondering can you use sour cream instead of cottage cheese; I don’t eat cottage cheese.

    Thanks,
    Tammie M.

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